Happy New Year to all of our members! We are anticipating an exciting and fruitful year ahead. To start the new year off right, we have not only redesigned our website, but will also be including more detailed and timely information in these monthly newsletters. We encourage members to submit news, events, research, or success stories that you would like us to share in newsletters or on the website. Please see the end of this message for submission details. In other exciting news, we have conducted regional tables and received fantastic feedback about where our network should focus our energy in 2017. Major themes to be explored this year include: (1) leadership development and succession planning, (2) strategic partnerships and industry alliances, (3) strengthening our advocacy role, and (4) giving greater voice to the youth employment sector. This year, we will have a lot of discussion about setting mandates and priorities and strategising about how best to advance key initiatives. We welcome the opportunity to work with members in order to advance our shared interests and strengthen our sector's ability to serve youth.